A new blogroll

I have completed the first version of my blogroll plugin and you can view the results here. At present it includes ten people as I wanted to stay true to James Shelley’s notion about value.

Spoiler alert: he made the list.

As previously mentioned, the blogroll stores entries using a custom post type then displays them by way of a shortcode which can be placed on any page. Each time the shortcode is triggered the blogroll.opml file is recreated so it is always up to date.

I have updated the site footer to show links to both the directory and blogroll. The directory is still valuable for discovery purposes but nothing beats explicit recommendation.

The plugin is available on GitHub - usage and styling info is in the readme.

    1. Colin Walker says: #
      Thanks Chris. I think blogrolls definitely benefit from having some meat to them rather than just a simple list of links.
  1. mikehaynes says: #
    Thanks for this, Colin. I'm using this on my blog now and it works great. Is there currently or planned ability to reorder blogroll items? I tried setting the order but that doesn't seem to do the trick.
  2. Colin Walker says: #
    Glad you like it Mike :) The shortcode currently returns entries in ascending order based on post ID ('order' => 'ASC’,) so any change in order would need to be a change to the query. What sort of order are you looking to put them in?
  3. mikehaynes says: #
    Doesn't look like that did the trick. Just reordered manually by date & time. Thank you again, the plugin is great.

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